RECAP: Indie Designers showcase Fall/Winter 2017 collections during the Nolcha Shows at NYFW
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RECAP: Indie Designers showcase Fall/Winter 2017 collections during the Nolcha Shows at NYFW

We just wrapped another successful season of the Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017 at Artbeam Studios, featuring 9 runway shows.  The platform for indie brands remains the go-to downtown destination for discovering fresh designs during fashion week. 

The day kicked off with the “Ones To Watch” show at 1pm spotlighting emerging brands including: Mariana Valentina (Arabian Architecture-inspired statement dresses), Son Collection (Vietnamese womenswear), Just In Case (men’s and women’s streetwear from Taiwan), Chèlbè (made especially for tall women 5ft11+), and Stevenson University (a collective of students debuting their take on the little black dress).  

The 4:30pm Main Show featured two “Made in NYC” brands: Samantha Leibowitz (men’s and women’s ready-to-wear) and ACID NYC (men’s and women’s by husband & wife design duo), as well as Lavanya Coodly (where all materials are sourced in the USA and hand-embroidered in India). 

The 8pm show closed with a special presentation by PromGirl and PromGuy.  The show featured “Real Teens” walking the runway including Kalani Hilliker (Dance Moms), Madeline Stuart (the first model with Down syndrome & an advocate for inclusiveness), a male ballet dancer from Brooklyn, a football player who trains Rescue K9s from Newport Beach, a teen who advocates for literacy from San Francisco, and a budding entrepreneur from Chicago.  Randy Jackson was also on-site to introduce a live performance from rising latin star, Sammi Sanchez

Celebrities who came out to support independent fashion design included: Danielle Savre (Actress “Too Close To Home”), Aubrie Sellers (Singer,) Yonee (Electronic Artist), Zeke Thomas (DJ/Producer), Kim Appelt (Celeb Stylist), Syd Wilder (Actress/Comedian), Lauren Rae Levy (Celebrity Stylist), and Derek Warburton (Celebrity Stylist & Nolcha Shows Style Ambassador). 

Official Sponsors of the Nolcha Shows included: Citibank, Bai Brands, Mido Watches, L’Oréal, Cookie Pop, AOFM PRO, Hackamore, Sin Piedad Mezcal, and Breather.  

For more information or designer profiles, visit: www.nolchashows.com

PHOTOS

Celebrity Red Carpet Images: http://nolchashows.dphoto.com/album/2e86en

1pm “Ones To Watch Show”: 

Mariana Valentina: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/74a67q

Son Collection: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/eaed7u 

Just In Case: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/998cdi 

Chèlbè: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/badd7l

Stevenson University: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/0788fx 

4:30pm Main Runway:

Samantha Leibowitz: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/cfa4dn 

ACID NYC: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/3c406s 

Lavanya Coodly: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/54af4v

8pm Show:

PromGirl and PromGuy: http://nolchashows.dphoto.com/album/669f1i

Photo Credit for all: Nolcha Shows at NYFW 

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